There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
We are the women men warned us about.
The committee’s work is not about whether or how we should pay reparations. That was never the intent nor will the payment of reparations be the outcome. This is an effort designed to involve the campus community in a discovery of the meaning of our past.
I didn’t learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems – dreams, myth, history – from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne.
I got interested in the question of literacy because writers are always moaning about why more people don’t read books.
I distracted myself from the fear and terrorism by thinking about things like how the universe began and whether time travel is possible.
I had a variety of minds about me and all of them unsettled.
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
Self-reform automatically brings about social reform.
I like writers who can show me worlds I know nothing about, but my favorites are those who create characters or worlds which feel realistic and familiar to me, or who can make me feel inspired.